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GVP Alumni Receive Scholarships for College

Global Village Project is placing the spotlight and sending a shoutout to all our alum who have received scholarships to go to college, whether they be Mr. Ricky Scholars, named...
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A Circle of Women: Honoring Those Who Made Us and Passing the Baton

“We are a circle of women, Willing to care Willing to share Willing to learn To be free. We are a circle of women.” Often in the first few weeks...
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Honoring through Giving: Roya Memarzadeh Raises over $7,000 in Personal Fundraiser Campaign

Roya Memarzadeh said no to the idea of receiving flowers in memory of her mother, Parvin Shahidi. Instead, in order to honor her mother’s life and legacy personifying girls' education...
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Codes are Everywhere: Students Apply Coding to Multiple Subjects

“Codes are about much more than just coding.” For the past eight weeks, students have been participating in the Codes Learning Unit. The goal of this unit is to demonstrate...
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Alum Returns as a Teacher Assistant Intern

Mu Ku graduated from Global Village Project in 2017. This semester, she returned once more to our school during an internship as a teacher’s assistant. Mu Ku’s first moments at...
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Welcome Hope Covington as New School Counselor

“To sit in my position as a therapist is an honor. I feel honored to be a counselor and watch people’s small changes over time, which ultimately change their lives.”...

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Dear Decaturish – To welcome refugees, we need inclusive education

Decaturish | 6/24/21

Like many students across the country, Lucia, a middle school student in Decatur, spent the past school year online. She worked with her classmates to solve the math problems projected across her screen. 

What's New At GVP | GVP Updates & News | Global Village Project

Lily Tova the therapy dog comforts refugee girls in Decatur

AJC | 12/1/19

Lily Tova barked excitedly and shook her gray pom-pom-like tail when she arrived for her most recent visit at the Global Village Project, a middle school for refugee girls in Decatur.

What's New At GVP | GVP Updates & News | Global Village Project

What one group of refugee girls is thankful for this Thanksgiving

CNN | 11/27/19

Along a short hallway on the upper floor of Decatur Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, a blue banner stretches across the wall, packed with scrawled messages of thanks and words swelling with appreciation.

Education For Refugee Girls & Women | Our Challenge | GVP

One Girl At A Time

A PLUS | 10/18/19

Global Village Project is the only school in the United States designed to meet unique needs of refugee girls with interrupted education.

Strengths Based Approach Steam Education For Refugee Girls | GVP